Au Pairs vs Nanny vs Daycare

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Au Pairs vs Nanny vs Daycare2020-03-03T10:40:46+00:00

What is the difference between a Nanny (or Daycare) and an Au Pair?

As a live-in childcare provider, an Au Pair provides a unique cultural exchange experience and offers unmatched convenience for a family seeking childcare. Don’t be limited by your daycare center or nannies anymore; from budget, skills to schedule and more – with Go Au Pair, you choose what is most important to your family.

Go Au PairNanny Daycare
  Choose Skills
Skills and Training32 hours of training at our NY WorkshopVariesVaries
  Choose Schedule
ScheduleUp to 45 hrs per week Up to 10 hrs a dayAt discretion of the nanny/commitmentsLimited to operating hours and late fees
Unexpected Childcare NeedsLive-in convenienceSubject to scheduleSubject to operating hrs
  Choose Budget   
CostStarting at $8.32/hr (regardless of # of kids)Typically $10-$15/hr (extra charges for more children)Approximately $8.00/ hr (per child)
  Choose Lifestyle
Choice of PersonalityCan choose Au Pairs with similar hobbies and interests.Most nannies will need to live within a certain distance from your homeStaff personality will be luck of the draw
  Choose Culture
Culture and LanguagesHandpick an Au Pair’s nationality and languages spokenVariesNo
  Peace of Mind
Careful ScreeningScreened, interviewed and background checkedYour responsibilityVaries
Live SupportLocal Area Representatives and Placement CoordinatorsOften no professional supportLimited to operating hours

Choose Skills:

Upon arriving in the United States, our Au Pairs will attend our Au Pair Success Workshop. The Au Pair Success Workshop is specifically crafted to build skills, confidence, and knowledge in areas like driving, CPR & first aid, and more. It also gets them a head start on their required education credits, making their schedule even more flexible to help take care of the kids.
All our Au Pairs must complete this 32-hour training course. Many are CPR and first aid certified and most are infant qualified with more than 200 hours of infant care experience. Take comfort knowing that your Au Pair is properly trained and prepared for unexpected situations.

Choose Schedule:

Create the schedule that best fits your needs and have the flexibility to change it as needed. Flexible scheduling, up to 45 hours a week, 10 hours a day, and live-in care means no more rushed mornings and frantic after-work evenings.

Choose Budget:

Starting at about $8.32an hour, the cost of child care doesn’t change even if you have more than one child. Add in our personalized payment plans and protection program and you have a truly flexible and affordable childcare solution.

Choose Lifestyle:

Go beyond basic childcare: your Au Pair provides homework help, helps with meals and participates in the lives and activities of your children. Your Au Pair is more than a babysitter; they are an extended member of your family.

Choose Culture:

Whether it is learning a new language, experiencing native cuisines or introducing your family to different traditions and customs, your Au Pair will immerse your family in a new and exciting foreign culture.

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